For those who’ve been keeping track, yours truly had unexpectedly managed to win a full month’s worth of access to, erm, Access by BMW. A new automotive subscription service by BMW that promises all the joy of having a BMW to drive, without the commitments that come with vehicular ownership. Coming from an owner’s perspective, […]Read more "Accessing Joy: Day 01"
Through the years, I’ve had the good fortune of test driving almost all the latest machines coming out of the fabled Munich manufacturer’s front gates but, there were a few that managed to slip by and the much-celebrated 1M was one of them. Somehow, the opportunities to bring the 1M out for a drive just […]Read more "Dear BMW: Driving the BMW 1M"
I always look forward to driving a Mini. Be it the base model One to the top-tier John Cooper Works, these funky vehicles have never failed to delight through their design or their dynamics. This, of course, translated to an enjoyable weekend spent with the 2019 Cooper S Cabriolet. Mildly revitalised and tweaked for 2018/2019, […]Read more "Never a dull moment: Driving the F57 Mini Cooper S Cabriolet"
It’s quite hard to imagine it today but back in the post-war era of the late 1950s, BMW was in dire straits. Their cars were either outdated, too expensive or simply not making enough money to keep the ailing manufacturer afloat. Even though the Bavarians had some new models on the drawing board, they simply […]Read more "Neue Sensation: 1973 BMW 2002"
The year was 2007. Steve Jobs, alive and well, had just announced one of the most influential products ever created in modern history, the iPhone. An Airbus A380 takes to the skies in the its first ever commercial flight, and the final instalment of the Harry Potter saga was finally released onto the World in […]Read more "Lose the weight! Ottomobile’s 1/18 BMW E36 M3 LTW"
As a kid growing up in Singapore, having a fascination for cars wasn’t the most popular activity amongst my schoolmates. “You’re too young to drive”, “You can’t even afford a car”, “Why bother” were words casually thrown around whenever they saw me looking at posters of Lamborghinis and Ferraris instead of Manchester Pool and Liver […]Read more "A Forgotten Memory: Herpa’s 1/43 Ferrari 348tb"
Malaysia recently launched BMW’s latest 3 Series (and Z4) just a couple of weeks ago with a fantastic event that didn’t just showcase the Bavarian marque’s latest sports sedan but also played host to its predecessors, with every generation on display and tracing the 3’s lineage back to the cars that started it all, the […]Read more "A taste of things to come: Sampling the BMW G20 330i in Malaysia"